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|Enjoy God's Freedom: Active Praise|
A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him
Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
We can praise him with our day-to-day living ... showing love for others with our actions, not just our words ... being quick to forgive ... trusting God and not walking in fear and worry ... refusing to succumb to the compromising ways of the world ... telling others what the Lord has done for us.
Picture this ... you spend time in prayer, praising and worshiping God. Your quiet time finished, you head out the door. On the way to work, a driver in a rush pulls out in front of you. You glare at the errant driver and mutter unkind words. During the morning at work, you find yourself listening intently to the latest office gossip. You meet a friend for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Getting your meal takes longer than expected and you blame it on the server, who is obviously new. Instead of encouraging the server, you show your impatience and leave a poor tip. And so on throughout the day. Obviously your attitude of praise uttered in the morning did not prevail in the day's activities.
Consider this ...
We are all learning. Becoming more Christ-like is a lifetime process, and we will make many mistakes along the way. But ask God to help you become more aware of ways to praise him not only in your prayer times ... but in all your relationships and activities throughout each day.
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